Suggestion to Add a Spell Check option on the Summary box

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (8 posts)
  1. PegCole17 profile image93
    PegCole17posted 5 years ago

    I was looking over someone's profile page the other day and noticed a misspelled word in one of their summaries. It was clear what the author was trying to say so I just moved on to another hub, happily oblivious. Then today, I was writing a new hub and got to the summary part and worried that I might have a typo there.

    That's when I discovered there is not a spellchecker above the box like the other capsules have. How come?

    Oh, sure. I know how to cut the selection and paste it into a Word document and use that spellchecker. No problem with that.

    Just wondering, since this is more or less a required fill-in-the-box deal.


  2. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    It's a good suggestion! I'm not sure how simple or hard it would be to build that in, though.

    Some browsers have built-in spell checkers that address things being typed into text entry fields, so depending on what browser a Hubber is using, the spell check feature might be redundant.

    At any rate, I'll see what we might be able to do with regard to adding that in. big_smile

    1. wilderness profile image99
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've never used a spell checker because of that - my FF provides it all the time.  It's not always right, but at least it makes me look twice when the squiggly red lines cover the page. smile

      1. PegCole17 profile image93
        PegCole17posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Wilderness,
        I bet your browser isn't an antique like mine! LOL I keep getting the message, "You may want to upgrade your browser to enhance your" bla bla bla. That won't be anytime soon. Hahahha

    2. PegCole17 profile image93
      PegCole17posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Simone. It was just a curiosity thing. I'm sure you have a few other priorities.

    3. tillsontitan profile image84
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Its a great idea, thanks for looking into it Simone.

  3. KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image63
    KoffeeKlatch Galsposted 5 years ago

    It's a great suggestion.  I look forward to finding out if it can be done.

  4. StayAwakeNow profile image60
    StayAwakeNowposted 5 years ago

    I didn't even know about a spellchecker when creating a hub. How do I access it?


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)